Can Normal People Live in California?

Tucker Carlson claims they can’t.  I can assure him that some do, though increasingly, they do so unhappily and while looking for the exits. Not a day goes by that I don’t encounter one, but usually more people, in casual conversation expressing their disgust with the way things are going in the Golden State and why they wish they could leave if they are not already actively planning to do so. But for the most part, Carlson’s descriptions are accurate. Great weather, though.

About Julie Ponzi

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center's blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi

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